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So it begins? Operator of large Tor exit node cluster reports he has “lost control” of his servers

Earlier this week, we reported on an apparent threat by an unnamed agency to disable the Tor anonymity network. According to founder Roger Dingledine: The Tor Project has learned that there may be an attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities. [...]

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Attention Wantpreneurs: Here’s the ONE thing you are missing (And it’s not a fundraising round)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Greg Muender, co-founder of Whttl. The post went through PandoDaily’s usual editorial process and Mr Muender was paid for his work.  In the last five years, entrepreneurship has seen an unprecedented surge in popularity. Where it was once thought of as a profession for just a small (crazy) subset of the [...]

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BlackBerry Classic

The successor to the Bold 9900, the BlackBerry Classic has a 3.5″ touchscreen, the dependable BlackBerry keyboard and trackpad, an 8MP rear camera and access to both BlackBerry World and the Amazon App Store. Skip to 2:34. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $450 Continue Reading from the Source

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Transparent TV Animal Prank

LG demonstrates the clarity and razor-thin bezel of their 4K UHD televisions, by setting set up scenes designed to deliberately perplex and entertain cats and dogs. So much more fun (and expensive) than a laser pointer. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Google Uses Porter Robinson In Year End Video

With Porter Robinson‘s Worlds album bringing a breath of fresh air into the electronic music scene with beautiful, uplifting instrumentation and melody, it was a pretty obvious move by Google. As the “Year In Search 2014” video begins with a view of earth from space, it quickly becomes evident their choice of music was spot [...]

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Rejoice! The War Nerd Dispatches is now available as an eBook and (100 copies only!) paperback

“It was a glorious fifteen months we had of it, too. I’ll always remember NSFWCORP with gratitude. I honestly liked everyone I met there, which is not exactly my usual response. I can honestly say that there wasn’t a dud in the entire outfit, and that is very, very rare.  Well, unless I was the [...]

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LG 34UC97 Curved Monitor

The LG 34UC97 is a 34″ 21:9 3440 x 1440 IPS display. Its curved shape works wonders from a computer monitor viewing distance. It has HDMI, DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 2 inputs and comes with a neat screen splitting app. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $1,400 Continue Reading from the Source

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Instagram Leapfrogs Twitter in Value and Is Now Worth $35 Billion USD

Following recent news that Instagram‘s user base has now surpassed that of Twitter‘s, Instagram returns with a double whammy upon the announcement that the photo sharing network is now higher in value than the microblogging service, with the former standing at $35 billion USD compared to the latter’s $23 billion USD. Instagram’s rise in the past two [...]

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Black Mirror’s new “Christmas Special” takes on robot slaves, smart homes, and blocking IRL

Every generation needs its Black Mirror. In 1932, Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World reflected the ugliest sides of consumerism, commoditization, and complacency. In 1949, George Orwell published 1984, which warned against how governments used surveillance, propaganda, and fear to control societies. And in 1984, William Gibson’s Neuromancer forecasted the terrifying confluence of big data, the connected self, and cybercrime, years before [...]

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Tor founder warns attack on network could be “really bad,” allowing traffic to be hijacked

Oh boy. For weeks, Pando has been covering the cosy relationship between the Tor network and the US government. Tonight that relationship appears to be on the rocks. Earlier today, Tor cofounder Roger Dingledine (above) published a blog post warning that Tor had received a tip that forces unknown (or undisclosed) may be about to [...]

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Tor warns users of possible attempt to disable its network

The Tor Project has issued a statement warning that it has learned of a possible “attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days.” The statement doesn’t identify the source of the alleged threat but warns an attack might come “through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities.” After assuring users that their anonymity [...]

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This ruling may convince retailers like Target to take data breaches more seriously

The data breach said to have affected 110 million consumers who shopped at Target in the tail-end of 2013 might become even more expensive for the beleaguered retailer. According to Reuters, a judge says consumers whose credit cards were compromised via the breach will be allowed to sue the company because the plaintiffs “plausibly allege that they [...]

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eBay finally cuts ties with ultraconservative ALEC

It’s about time. Following in the footsteps of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and practically every other major tech firm that claims to care about the environment, eBay has finally announced it will not renew its membership with the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). “After our annual review of eBay Inc’s memberships in trade associations and third party organizations we’ve decided not [...]

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The Man with Two Robot Arms

Les Baugh lost both of his arms in a freak accident about 40 years ago. Now scientists from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have fitted him with two robotic limbs, which can be controlled wirelessly using his own thoughts. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Judge says alleged Silk Road founder can’t be held responsible for every bad thing that happened on the platform

As the trial of alleged Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht, gets closer, a federal judge has ruled on what federal prosecutors can and cannot bring up in court. According to Court House News, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest has ruled that Ulbricht can be accused of culpability in the site’s trade in drugs and fake IDs but [...]

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Uber launches UberLUX service in LA, offers high-priced rides in Teslas, Mercedes, and BMWs

Los Angeles is considered by many to be a city of glitz and glamour. It’s ground zero for the entertainment industry and many of the world’s most beautiful people. It’s also a place where your wealth, power, and style – real or perceived – carry abnormally high worth. Uber appears eager to cater to – [...]

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SOPA lives? MPAA looks to revive parts of the controversial bill to fight piracy

The Motion Pictures Association of America wants to implement some aspects of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act of 2011, and it’s enlisting the help of state-level lawmakers to do so, according to numerous reports about the association’s efforts. Internet advocates fought SOPA aggressively when it was revealed in 2011. Websites like Reddit, Wikipedia, and [...]

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The reaction to the “Instagram Rapture” shows how narcissistic the service really is

Instagram recently decided to permanently delete many of the spam accounts it’s discovered on its service. The move was meant to help the network remain “authentic” because “it’s a place where real people share real moments,” Instagram said at the time. But apparently some of the users affected by this decision aren’t happy about its impact. [...]

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